on Gerry's case
The bail application for Gerry McGeough was postponed until a date next week, after the crown claimed that either Germany or America might extradite him. This claim, like Gerry's arrest, is a sham. Gerry was released by the Germans after serving several years, then served a sentence in the US on IRA-related charges from a quarter century ago.
This is a continuation of internment by remand and a blatant act of political repression against McGeough because of his outspoken opposition to British rule and the re-named crown constabulary.
Gerry McGeough Fund Raiser Meeting Wednesday, March 28th, 8:00pm upstairs room @ O'Lunney's 145 W. 45th Street between 6th & 7th Ave. Please get the word out.
March 26 2007
Catalan friends support Gerry
The information on this web site has been published in Catalonia and in Catalan language: http://www.racocatala.cat/articles/13764
God bless you, Gerry.
March 24 2007
Listen to or download Radio Free Eireann (WBAI 99.5 FM) Saturday, March 24th
John McDonagh and Sandy Boyer speak with
election agent Joe McNulty in Ireland and attorney Martin Galvin for the latest updates on
You can also podcast the show from here (scroll down to Radio Free Eireann, Saturday, March 24).
March 22 2007
We are watching carefully to see how Gerry will be treated. His bail application will be crucial because if he is again denied bail, it will be difficult to prove a significant change of circumstances warranting bail in future, and may well mean he would be held until trial.
Gerry's co-accused, Vincent McAnespie, the husband of a Monaghan Sinn Fein councilor, was granted bail yesterday. However bail may not be granted to Gerry since the RUC-PSNI is claiming medical and other evidence exists against Gerry. Gerry is the crown's target.
Clearly the British are trying to suppress political opposition, and conducted an unprecedented arrest at the polls to remove Gerry McGeough as a leader, and to intimidate other potential leaders who might continue as Republicans to stand against the crown constabulary. Clearly we must insure that they do not succeed.
March 21 2007
"BBC NEWS | UK | Northern Ireland"
Man bailed on murder bid charge
The hearing took place at the High Court
A man accused of the attempted murder of a UDR soldier 26 years ago has been released on High Court bail.
Vincent McAnespie, 44, of Aghaloo Close, Aughnacloy, is jointly charged with Gerry McGeough, an unsuccessful Assembly election candidate.
Northern Ireland High Court judge Mr Justice Treacy was told two witnesses had withdrawn statements.
Mr McAnespie was released on his own bail of £5,000 pounds and two sureties each of £5,000.
A Crown lawyer said police were unhappy with bail being granted but as the main plank of the prosecution case had disappeared it was difficult to oppose McAnespie's application.
A defence lawyer said the two witnesses had made it clear that their withdrawal was not driven by "fear or intimidation".
He said visits to them, including one by the parish priest, were expressions of the general unease in the local community at the vintage of the offences and the manner in which McAnespie was arrested.
Mr Justice Treacy ordered McAnespie, a father-of-six, to report daily to police, surrender his passport and not to have any contact with witnesses or with the UDR man who survived an IRA ambush in 1981.
March 16 2007
John McDonagh on WBAI's Wakeup Call
John speaks with Gerry McGeough's election agent Joe McNulty, who describes what happened on the day Gerry was arrested by the RUC, and the outrageous treatment Gerry has been subjected to in prison. Joe says: "People are calling it a political kidnapping."
March 5 2007
Radio Free Éireann Interview
Gerry speaks with Martin Galvin and hosts John MacDonagh and Sandy Boyer, while canvassing in Lisnaskea.